WWE Payback Preview and Predictions
I will be reviewing WWE Payback live with pics and gifs tommorow starting with the pre-show at 7:30PM up until the end of the post game show at 11:30PM or so.
I felt that this pay per view has come very quickly since Extreme Rules. Maybe it has come a little too quickly.
WWE hasn't done a bad job building up this PPV. In particular, they really hit the Chris Jericho vs CM Punk match out of the park but some of the other stuff wasn't announced until this past week, so they dropped the ball a little. The main event for me is almost an afterthought at this point. Very little of the Cena/Ryback interactions have been memorable to me and I imagine that this has to be the end of that feud.
I'm not as excited for the show as I was for Extreme Rules and I surely won't be as excited as I will be for Money in the Bank in about a month. There is nothing I am really dying to see unfortunately. Part of this is due to the fact that I've seen such good stuff with The Shield, Daniel Bryan and Antonio Cesaro this week, that the PPV is almost an afterthought.
As usual, I will be providing my predictions for the show. Let's get it started.
WWE Payback Kickoff - Damien Sandow vs Sheamus
WWE World Tag Team Titles - Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins vs Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton
Intercontinental Title - Wade Barrett vs The Miz vs Curtis Axel
I don't have high expectations for this one. It might be good but I think it will be average like most WWE Triple Threat Matches. One person will stay outside while the other two fight. I don't think these three are going to click that well, but let's see.
Picking the winner for this one is an interesting task. Curtis Axel could use the win the most out of anyone involved. WWE has him beat big name wrestlers but then they trash him and remind us that he is not on the level of main eventers elsewhere. Realistically, this is where Axel belongs and is probably going to be where he peaks out at.
Wade Barrett has been IC champion for a while, and it hasn't helped him an inch. He was once a main eventer and a big WWE star, then he got injured. He then got pushed again as a main eventer, but WWE couldn't resist themselves and had to job him out, with his worst moment being kicked in the nuts by Triple H. He, like others, doesn't have much to do right now and winning or losing this one means absolutely nothing for him.
The Miz just returned around a month ago and doesn't really need the win either. WWE doesn't seem to have a ton of plans for him and the midcard is really where he belongs. He could win or lose here.
I'm picking Curtis Axel to win this. He needs the win and the others involved can lose this without any issues. Stay tuned though for Fandango to make his return, because the IC title has his name written all over it. WINNER - Curtis Axel
WWE Diva's Title - Kaitlyn vs AJ Lee
WWE United States Championship - Dean Ambrose vs Kane
I think the winner for this match is pretty obvious. There is no reason on earth that Dean Ambrose should lose this one. WINNER - Dean Ambrose
World Heavyweight Championship - Dolph Ziggler vs Alberto Del Rio
CM Punk vs Chris Jericho
WWE Championship - Three Stages of Hell - John Cena vs Ryback
Stay tuned for a live review of WWE Payback with pics and gifs starting at 730PM and finishing after the preshow.